reply to post by Geladinhu
I don't know if I made myself clear. I had to rewrite the thread because I lost it when I sent the first one, so my cohesion may have been affected.
(I got pretty stressed when I lost everything I wrote first, it was really much more dramatic and poetic )
Yep, made yourself clear. I hate when I loose something when trying to post. It's happened a lot...GGGRRRrrrrr.
Thanks for making me realize once again that I should stop paying attention to what other people do and focus more on my own behavior and attitude.
I absolutely believe in activism. I don't necessarily promote organized directional activism; because I think the original message gets hyjacked,
and changed to fit a newer agenda. For myself I like encouraging individual critical thinking skills, learning Yourself, learning to set personal
boundaries, and I guess the list goes on from there.
You mention "focusing" on Your own behavior, and attitude. I have always strongly advocated "live, and let live", but there's a problem with
Every time we communicate with others there is either direct manipulation, or indirect manipulation. No matter what there is a degree of mind
manipulation; this obviously occurs more often on subjects You, or anyone is not familiar with, but depending on the topic, and the Person speaking on
a topic with extreme mastership of a topic, can alter even the most learned individuals perception.
In other words sometimes People are subjugated to natural manipulators who don't need to consciously attack/influence someone; this is because they
literally have a manipulative nature about themselves. Also, there are literal master manipulators who have vectored ranges of objectives, and alter
their communications to fit what is needed for the intentionally planned outcome.
I mention all this because ATS is full of People pushing their beliefs. Some without realizing what they are doing, and then others who have exact
game plan strategies; all geared towards an outcome.
It's very important for all to be aware of manipulation through communications. I've read people who say words, grammer, or symantics used have no
emotions, or extra sensory meanings, and simply that's wrong.
Words carry the keys to open the locks on DNA; which in turn open Your heart.
SOOOoooo, activism??? Excellent. I really cannot say for sure how I feel one way, or another about directed activism through ATS. Sure, against
T&C's, but like I tried to point out above, there are plenty of People actively trying to 'lead', or sway others into lines of rigid thought; which
usually turn toward an organization. In other words I think many here are manipulative, and pushing others towards rigid organizations of controlled
Glenn Beck is an example of that here. I couldn't put my finger on it at first, but have You noticed the amount of 'Beckonites' here on ATS?
I'll tell ya' there are a bunch. It took me a while to figure it out, and now that I have, I am constantly wondering how many People are 'snow
balled' by these People who have a set agenda?
So, I guess I'm indifferent to it here on ATS as I feel it already exists. Privately??? I think activism is LIFE. This is one 'dinked' World,
and it's not going to get better unless each one of us go forth, on an individual level to help.
just my two pesos